Anthericum Species, St. Bernard's Lily

Anthericum liliago

Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Anthericum (an-THER-ih-kum) (Info)
Species: liliago (lil-ee-AH-go) (Info)
Synonym:Anthericum amoenum
Synonym:Anthericum intermedium
Synonym:Anthericum macrocarpum
Synonym:Liliago vulgaris



Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun



Foliage Color:

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Where to Grow:

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Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Juneau, Alaska

Brandon, Florida

Fernandina Beach, Florida

Lithia, Florida

Melbourne, Florida

Odessa, Florida

Saint Augustine, Florida

Zephyrhills, Florida

Nashua, New Hampshire

Austin, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 21, 2010, Starlite1 from Deland, FL wrote:

I found this plant growing at the gardens at Bok Tower and brought some seeds home. It does well but does not like full sun in Florida.It seems to do better with morning sun or dappled sun lite. VERY easy to grow from seed.


On Jun 29, 2005, seedlng from Fort Lauderdale, FL wrote:

i live in ft lauderdale florida. if anyone has success with this plant please provide your findings. I have purchased 3 plants from a local nursery that suggests it

does great in flooding in summer and ry weather in summer. which suggest same conditions we have in south east florida.

my usage will be in swale planting.
in south east florida our streets and swales flood only daily for 1 hour and then receed leaving wet soggy soils in summer. and in wwinter when the rainy season is over we receive little to no rain, but instead replaced with dry cool and sunny warm weather and soils dry out to almost droughty conditions.

the height of this plant 1-2 ft suggests a good swale-side

we in southeast florida are... read more


On Aug 31, 2001, RiseAnn from Rapid City, SD (Zone 5b) wrote:

Upright with small trumpet-shaped flowers with gray-green, long narrow grass-like leaves. Prefers rich well-drained soil and full sun. May self-sow. Blooms early summer.